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These 121 famous Brands own their "Two Letter" Domain (Time Line Order)
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1986
march 15 1985, symbolics.com
1st domain registered
 
hp.com 9th domain
registered
ti.com 13th domain
registered
ge.com 20th domain
registered
60 domains registered
by 31 dec 1986
 
 
 
HP.com = HP / Hewlett Packard
HP (Hewlett Packard)
Computers
sales: $ 114,5 billion
325,000 people
from Palo Alto / USA
company founded 1939
 
 
 
TI.com = TI / Texas Instruments
TI Texas Instruments
Electronics
sales: $ 12,5 billion
26,200 people
from Dallas / Texas
company founded 1930
TI.com impossible to get for
Telecom Italia missed TI.com
 
GE.com = GE / General Electric
GE General Electric
Technology Conglomerate
sales: $ 185,5 billion
323,000 people
from Fairfield / USA
company founded 1878
 
 
 
 
 
ub.com 4th 2 Letter Domain
(18th of all Domains)
but not renewed and lost ...
ci.com 5th 2 Letter Domain
(52nd of all Domains)
but not renewed and lost ...
dg.com 6th 2 Letter Domain
(54th of all Domains)
but not renewed and lost ...
sq.com 7th 2 Letter Domain
(57th of all Domains)
but not renewed and later ...
 
 
 

 
1987
 
 
 
 
 
 
107 domains registered
by dec 31 1987
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1988
 
 
 
 
 
 
130 domains registered
by dec 31 1988
 
 
 
pw.com regist 1988*[n°4]
PW.com = PW.com by PWC.com / Price Waterhouse Coopers
Price Waterhouse
Consulting
sales: $ 26,2 billion
163,000 people
from New York / USA
company founded 1849
domain PW.com reg 8 jan 1988
and still owned
by Price Waterhouse since 1998 PriceWaterhouseCoopers
 
 
 
oz.com regist 1988*[n°5]
OZ.com = OZ.com by Nokia
OZ.com by Nokia
Telecom Technology
sales: $ 0,x - $ 57 billion
220 (123,000) people
from Montral / Canada
company founded 2000
domain OZ.com reg 15 july 1988
still owned
by 0Z Communications
company OZ bought
2008 by Nokia
 
 
 
ab.com regist 1988*[n°6]
AB.com = AB / Allen Bradley
Allen Bradley
Automation Equipment
sales: $ x billion
19,000 people
from Milwaukee / USA
company founded 1903
domain AB.com reg 12 oct 1988
still owned
by Allen Bradley
since 1995 part of Rockwell
AB.com difficult to get for
Anheuser Busch missed AB.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1989
 
 
 
 
 
 
568 domains registered
by dec 31 1989
 
 
 
pt.com regist 1989*[n°7]
PT.com = PT / Performance Technologies
PT Performance Tech
Aerospace Technology
sales: $ 0,04 billion
223 people
from Rochester / USA
company founded xxx
domain PT.com reg 23 mar 1989
still owned
by Performance Technologies
PT.com impossible to get for
Portugal Telecom missed PT.com
 
BP.com = BP / British Petroleum
BP British Petroleum
Energy
sales: $ 246,1 billion
92,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1909
BP.com impossible to get for
Banco Popular missed BP.comBanco Popular missed BP.com
 
 
BP.com impossible to get for
Banque Populaire missed BP.comBanco Popolare missed BP.com
Banque Populaire missed BP.comBanca Popolare missed BP.com
Banque Populaire missed BP.comBharat Petroleum missed BP.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1990
 
 
Nov 1990
world wide web / www released
 
 
 
1,203 domains registered
by dec 31 1990
 
 
 
ml.com regist 1990*[n°9]
ML.com = Merrill Lynch
sales: $ 6,4 billion
60,000 people
from New York / USA
company founded 1914
domain MS.com reg 16 mai 1990
still owned
by Merrill Lynch
since 2009 Bank of America
 
 
 
nt.com registered 1990*[n°10]
NT.com = Nortel
Nortel
Telecom Technology
sales: $ 0,6 billion
1,400 people
from Montreal / Canada
company founded 1882
domain NT.com reg 28 sep 1990
still owned
by Northern Telecom
company in liquidation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1991
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,641 domains registered
by dec 31 1991
 
 
 
ap.com regist 1991*[n°11]
AP.com = Audio Precision
Audio Precision
Technology
sales: $ 0,x billion
38 people
from Beaverton / USA
company founded 1985
domain AP.com reg 21 jan 1991
still owned
by Audio Precision
 
 
 
gs.com regist 1991*[n°12]
GS.com = Goldman Sachs
sales: $ 45,2 billion
32,500 people
from New York / USA
company founded 1869
domain GS.com reg 5 april 1991
still owned
by Goldman Sachs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1992
 
 
 
 
 
 
2,398 domains registered
by dec 31 1992
 
 
 
gm.com regist 1992*[n°13]
GM.com - General Motors
GM General Motors
Automobile
sales: $ 34,1 billion
204,000 people
from Detroit / USA
company founded 1908/2009
domain GM.com reg 15 jan 1992
still owned
by GM General Motors Company
 
 
 
pb.com regist 1992*[n°14]
PB.com - Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes
Packaging
sales: $ 6,3 billion
36,165 people
from Stamford / USA
company founded 1920
domain PB.com reg 23 jan 1992
still owned
by Pitney Bowes
PB.com impossible to get for
Packard Bell missed PB.com
 
pg.com regist 1992*[n°15]
PG.com = PG / Procter & Gamble
P&G Procter & Gamble
Consumer Goods
sales: $ 79,1 billion
140,000 people
from Cincinnati / USA
company founded 1837
domain PG.com reg 24 feb 1992
still owned
by Procter & Gamble
 
 
 
bt.com regist 1992*[n°16]
BT.com = BT / British Telecom
BT British Telecom
Telecom
sales: $ 34,5 billion
108,500 people
from London / UK
founded 1981 by privatization
domain BT.com reg 16 june 1992
and still owned
by BT ex British Telecom
 
 

 
1993
20 january 1993
Bill Clinton becomes President
2 dec 1993 Dr Jon Postel
blocked One Letter Domains
 
5,994 domains registered
by dec 31 1993
 
 
 
st.com regist 1993*[n°17]
ST.com = ST Microelectronics
ST Microelectronics
Semiconductors
sales: $ 8,5 billion
51,560 people
from Geneva / Switzerland
company founded 1957
domain ST.com reg 8 feb 1993
still owned
by ST Microelectronics
 
 
 
nu.com regist 1993*[n°18]
NU.com = Northeast Utilities
Northeast Utilities
Energy
sales: $ 5,8 billion
xx,000 people
from Berlin / USA
company founded 1966
domain NU.com reg 2 april 1993
still owned
by Northeast Utilities
 
 
 
ea.com regist 1993*[n°19]
EA.com = Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Entertainement Technology
sales: $ 5,7 billion
8,000 people
from Redwood City / USA
company founded 1982
domain EA.com reg 14 april 1993
by Electronic Arts
still owned
by Electronic Arts
 
 
 
mt.com regist 1993*[n°20]
MT.com = Mettler Toledo
Mettler Toledo
Technology
sales: $ 1,8 billion
10,000 people
from Greifensee / Switzerland
company fusion 1989
domain MT.com reg 12 aug 1993
by ??
bought ? / still owned
by Mettler Toledo
 
 

ms.com regist 1993*[n°21]
MS.com = Morgan Stanley
sales: $ 62,2 billion
62,000 people
from New York / USA
comany founded 1935
domain MS.com reg 13 aug 1993
still owned
by Morgan Standley
MS.com impossible to get for
Microsoft missed MS.comMarks & Spencer missed MS.com
 
cw.com regist 1993*[n°22]
CW.com = Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless
Telecom
sales: $ 5,1 billion
13,500 people
from Braknell / UK
company founded 1860
domain CW.com reg 21 sep 1993
still owned
by Cable & Wireless
 
 
 
bv.com regist 1993*[n°23]
BV.com = Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch
Medical
sales: $ 3,2 billion
9,600 people
from Overland Park / USA
company founded 1915
domain BV.com reg 2 dec 1993
still owned
by Black & Veatch
BV.com impossible to get for
Bureau Veritas missed BV.comBottega Veneta missed BV.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1994
 
 
launch of US Government
website ... Whitehouse.gov
 
 
 
13,712 domains registered
by dec 31 1994
 
 
 
gn.com regist 1994*[n°24]
GN.com = GN Store Nord ex Great Northern Telegraph
GN Store Nord
ex Great Northern Telegraph
Telecom / Audio Equipment
group sales: $ X billion
4,150 people
from Balerup / Denmark
company founded 1869
domain GN.com reg 3 feb 1994
still owned
by GN Store Nord
 
 
 
om.com regist 1994*[n°25]
OM.com = OM now Nasdaq OMx
Nasdaq OMx
Stock Exchange
group sales: $ 3,65 billion
2,500 people
from NYC / USA and Sweden
company founded 1971
domain OM.com reg 18 feb 1994
still owned by OM AB
later OMX Exchanges
purchased 2007 by Nasdaq
 
 
 
vw.com regist 1994*[n°26]
VW.com = VW / Volkswagen
VW Volkswagen
Automobile
sales: $ 153,7 billion
370,000 people
from Wolfsburg / Germany
company founded 1937
domain VW.com reg 5 mar 1994
still owned
by Volkswagen
 
 
 
ey.com regist 1994*[n°27]
EY.com = Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young
sales: $ 24,5 billion
144,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1849 / 1989
domain EY.com reg 22 april 1994
still owned
by Ernst & Young
 
 

up.com regist 1994*[n°28]
UP.com = Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad
Railways
sales: $ 18,5 billion
48,200 people
from Omaha / USA
company founded 1862
domain UP.com reg 12 may 1994
still owned
by Union Pacific Railroad
 
 
 
vf.com regist 1994*[n°29]
VF.com = VF.com Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
by Cond Nast
Fashion Press
group sales: $ 5,1 billion
xxx people
from NYC / USA
group founded 1907
domain VF.com reg 17 mai 1994
by Conde Nast
also owns GQ.com
VF.com impossible to get for
Vodefone missed VF.comVF Corp missed VF.com
 
gq.com regist 1994*[n°30]
GQ.com = Gentlemen´s Quarterley
Gentlemen´s Quarterley
Fashion Press
group sales: $ 5,1 billion
xxx people
from NYC / USA
first issue 1957
domain GQ.com reg 17 may 1994
by Conde Nast
also owns VF.com
 
 
 
ni.com regist 1994*[n°31]
NI.com = National Instruments
National Instruments
Technology
sales: $ 0,76 billion
5,000 people
from Austin / USA
company founded 1976
domain NI.com reg 20 may 1994
still owned
by National Instruments
 
 
 
dj.com regist 1994*[n°32]
DJ.com = Dow Jones
Dow Jones
sales: $ 1,5 billion
x people
from New York / USA
company founded 1882
domain DJ.com reg 10 aug 1994
still owned
by DowJones
 
 

ul.com regist 1994*[n°33]
UL.com = UL / Underwriters Laboratries
Underwriters Lab
Technology
sales: private
6,800 people
from Northbrook / USA
company founded 1894
domain UL.com reg 16 aug 1994
still owned
by Underwriters Laboratries
 
 
 
bc.com regist 1994*[n°34]
BC.com = Boise Cascade
Boise Cascade
Wood
sales: $ 2,9 billion
4,600 people
from Boise / USA
company founded 1957
domain BC.com reg 30 aug 1994
still owned
by Boise Cascade
 
 
 
mc.com regist 1994*[n°35]
MC.com = Mercury Computer
Mercury Computer
Technology
sales: $ 0,2 billion
600 people
from Chelmsford / USA
company founded 1981
domain MC.com reg 30 aug 1994
still owned
by Mercury Computer System
 
 
 
dk.com regist 1994*[n°36]
DK.com = DK Dorlin Kinderley
DK Dorling Kindersley
Book Publisher
group sales: $ 8,5 billion
xxx people
from London / UK
company founded 1974
domain DK.com reg 6 sep 1994
still owned
by DK now part of Pearson
 
 
 
bn.com regist 1994*[n°37]
BN.com = Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
Book Stores
sales: $ 5,4 billion
40,000 people
from NY 5th Avenue / USA
company founded 1873
domain BN.com reg 10 oct 1994
and still owned
by Barnes & Noble
 
 

lw.com regist 1994*[n°38]
LW.com = Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins
Law Firm
sales: $ 2,1 billion
2,100 attorneys
from Los Angeles / USA
company founded 1934
domain LW.com reg 25 oct 1994
still owned
by Latham & Watkins
 
 
 
ft.com regist 1994*[n°39]
FT.com = FT / Financial Times
Financial Times
group sales: $ 8,5 billion
xxx people
from London / UK
company founded 1888
domain FT.com reg 30 nov 1994
still owned
by Financial Times / Pearson
FT.com impossible to get for
France Telecom missed FT.comFrance Televisions missed FT.com
 
wy.com regist 1994*[n°40]
WY.com = Weyerheuser
Weyerheuser
Paper
sales: $ 16,9 billion
49,900 people
from Federal Way / USA
company founded 1900
domain WY.com reg 30 nov 1994
still owned
by Weyerhaeuser
 
 
 
ef.com regist 1994*[n°41]
EF.com = Education First
EF Education First
Education
sales: private
27,000 people
from Zug / Switzerland
company founded 1965
domain EF.com reg 9 dec 1994
still owned
by EF Education First
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
29,005 domains registered
by dec 31 1991
 
 
 
wk.com regist 1995*[n°42]
WK.com = Wieden + Kennedy
WK Wieden + Kennedy
Ad Agency
sales: private
xxxx people
from Portland / USA
company founded 1982
domain WK.com reg 2 feb 1995
still owned
by Wieden + Kennedy
 
 
 
wn.com regist 1995*[n°43]
WN.com = World News
World News
News / Ads
sales: private
48,200 people
from Omaha / USA
company founded 1995
domain WN.com reg 23 mar 1995
still owned
by World News Network
 
 
 
yr.com regist 1995*[n°44]
YR.com = Y&R Young & Rubicam
Y&R Young & Rubicam
PR / Advertising
sales: private
16,000 people
from NYC / USA
company founded 1923
domain YR.com reg 26 mar 1995
still owned
by Young & Rubicam
YR.com impossible to get for
Yves Rocher missed YR.com
 
bm.com regist 1995*[n°45]
BM.com =  Burston Marsteller
Burston Marsteller
PR / Advertising
sales: private
x people
from NYC / USA
company founded 1953
domain BM.com reg 16 mai 1995
still owned
by Burston Marsteller
a Young & Rubicam Company
 
 

pq.com regist 1995*[n°46]
PQ.com =  PQ Corporation / Philadelphia Quarz
PQ Corporation
Chemicals
sales: $ 0,75 billion
1,600 people
from Valley Forge / USA
company founded 1831
domain PQ.com reg 16 mai 1995
still owned
by PQ / Philadelphia Quarz
 
 
 
ga.com regist 1995*[n°47]
GA.com = General Atomics
General Atomics
Defense
sales: private
1,300 people
from San Diego / USA
company founded 1955
domain GA.com reg 5 sep 1995
still owned
by General Atomics
GA.com impossible to get for
Gucci missed the sale of
 
qg.com regist 1995*[n°48]
QG.com - Quad Graphics
Quad Graphics
Printing
sales: $ 1,8 billion
11,000 people
from Pewaukee / USA
company founded 1971
domain QG.com reg 20 oct 1995
still owned
by Quad Graphics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1996
 
 
 
tv.com sold to CNET for US$15,000
 
 
88,098 domains registered
by dec 31 1991
 
 
 
zf.com regist 1996*[n°49]
ZF.com = ZF Group
ZF Group
ex Zeppelin ex Zahnrad Fabrik
Engineering Rail Aviation
sales: $ 16,8 billion
59,800 people
from Friedrichshafen / Germany
company founded 1915
domain ZF.com reg 12 mar 1996
by ZF Industries USA
transfered to
ZF headquarter Germany
 
 
 
gt.com regist 1996*[n°50]
GT.com = Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton
Accounting
sales: $ 3,5 billion
29,200 people
from Chicago / USA
company founded 1924 / 1986
domain GT.com reg 24 april 1996
still owned
by Grant Thornton
 
 
 
wb.com regist 1996*[n°51]
WB.com / WB / Warner Bros
WB Warner Bros
Entertainment
sales: $ 11,7 billion
xx people
from Burbank / USA
company founded 1918
domain WB.com reg 24 apr 1996
still owned
by Warner Bros
 
 
 
gp.com regist 1996*[n°52]
GP.com = Georgia Pacific
Georgia Pacific
Paper
sales: $ 19,2 billion
50,000 people
from Atlanta / USA
company founded 1927
domain GP.com reg 17 nov 1996
still owned
by Georgia Pacific / Koch
 
 
 
1997
 
 
15 sep 1997
registration of google.com
 
dec 1997 first
2 Letter Domain Transaction
American Airlines buys AA.com

 
421,312 domains registered
by dec 31 1997
 
 
 
jm.com regist 1997*[n°53]
JM.com = Johns Manville
Johns Manville
Insulation Products
sales: not published
7,000 people
from Denver / USA
company founded 1858
domain JM.com reg 13 mai 1997
and still owned
by Johns Manville /
Mr Warren Buffet
 
 
 
nk.com regist 1997*[n°54]
NK.com = NK.com by Syngenta
NK.com by Syngenta
Agribusiness
group sales: $ 11,6 billion
24,000 people
from Basel / Switzerland
company founded 1758 / 2000
domain NK.com reg 3 june 1997
by NK.com /
company bought by Syngenta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AA.com = American Airlines
American Airlines
Airline
sales: $ 22,9 billion
78,900 people
from Forth Worth / USA
company founded 1930
AA.com impossible to get for
Anglo American missed AA.com

 
1998
 
 
 
 
 
 
3,425,625 domains registered
by dec 31 1998
 
 
 
wm.com regist 1998*[n°56]
WM.com = WM / Waste Management
Waste Management
Waste
sales: $ 13,4 billion
50,000 people
from Houston / USA
company founded 1894
domain WM.com reg 31 jul 1998
still owned
by Waste Management
 
 
 
jj.com regist 1998*[n°57]
JJ.com = JNJ / Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Consumer Goods
sales: $ 63,7 billion
118,700 people
from New Brunswick / USA
company founded 1886
domain JJ.com reg 10 sep 1998
Johnson & Johnson
owns 29,925 domains !
including ky.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

bd.com aquired 1998*[n°58]
BD.com = Becton Dickinson
Becton Dickinson
Medical
sales: $ 6,4 billion
28,300 people
from Franklin Lakes / USA
company founded 1930
domain BD.com reg 30 mai 1990
by ??
bought by Becton Dickinson
 
 
 
gd.com aquired 1998*[n°59]
GD.com = General Dynamics
General Dynamics
Defense
sales: $ 31,9 billion
91,700 people
from Falls Church / USA
company founded 1952
domain GD.com reg 26 oct 1989
by ??
bought by General Dynamics
 
 
 
HM.com = H&M / Hennes & Mauritz
H&M (Hennes Mauritz)
Fashion
sales: $ 16,2 billion
53,480 people
from Stockholm / Sweden
company founded 1947
 
 
 
DB.com = Deutsche Bank
sales: $ 37,8 billion
77,050 people
from Frankfurt / Germany
company founded 1870
DB.com impossible to get for
DB Deutsche Bahn missed DB.comD&B missed DB.com
 
ur.com aquired 1998*[n°62]
UR.com = United Rentals
United Rentals
Equipment Rental
sales: $ 3,3 billion
8,600 people
from Greenwich / USA
company founded 1997
domain UR.com reg 6 nov 1997
by ??
bought 1999 by United Rentals
 
 

256912_Printed Cards - American Greetings

 
1999
 
 
 
 
 
 
8,006,100 domains registered
by dec 31 1999
 
 
 
ae.com aquired 1999*[n°63]
AE.com = American Eagle
American Eagle
Clothing
sales: $ 3 billion
12,000 people
from Pittsburgh / USA
company founded 1977
domain AE.com reg 2 jan 1998
by Applied Engineering
bought by American Eagle
AE.com impossible to get for
American Express missed AE.comA & E missed AE.com
 
cj.com aquired 1999*[n°64]
CJ.com = CJ / Comission Junction
Comission Junction
Advertising
sales: private
xxx people
from Santa Barbara / USA
company founded 1998
domain CJ.com reg 24 feb 1998
by Digimedia
bought 1999
by Commission Junction
 
 
 
gg.com aquired 1999*[n°65]
GG.com = Horsebetting
GG Horse Bets
Betting site / Racecourse
sales: $ x million
? people
from Towcester / UK
company founded 1928
domain GG.com reg 21 june 1997
by Guess
bought 1999 by
Towcester Racecourse
GG.com very difficult to get for
Gucci missed the sale of GG.comGuerlain missed the sale of GG.com
 
ag.com aquired 1999*[n°66]
AG.com = American Greetings
American Greetings
Greeting Cards
sales: $ 1,64 billion
18,000 people
from Brooklyn / USA
company founded 1906
domain AG.com reg 7 sep 1994
by Domain Investor
bought dec 1999
by American Greetings
 
 
 
 

 
2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
21,023,720 domains registered
by dec 31 2000
 
 
 
ca.com aquired 2000*[n°67]
CA.com = CA / Computer Associates
CA ex Computer Ass
IT Services
sales: $ 4,2 billion
13,700 people
from Islandia / USA
company founded 1976
domain CA.com reg 9 feb 1996
by Computer Answers
bought by CA ex Computer Associates
(also owns qx.com)
CA.com impossible to get for
Credit Agricole missed CA.comC&A missed CA.com
 
rd.com aquired 2000*[n°68]
RD.com = Riders Digest
Riders Digest
Magazine
sales: private
5,000 people
from Chappaqua / USA
company founded 1922
domain RD.com reg 16 aug 1995
by Rapid Data
bought 2000
by RDA / Readers Digest Ass
 
 
 
td.com aquired 2000*[n°69]
TD.com = TD / Toronto Dominion
sales: $ 17,5 billion
65,930 people
from Toronto / Canada
company founded 1869
domain TD.com reg 15 april 1998
by ??
bought 2000 by Toronto Dominion
 
 
 
tv.com aquired 2000*[n°70]
TV.com = TV.com a division of CBS Corp
TV.com by CBS
Television
group sales: $ 13,9 billion
25,920 people
from NYC / USA
site launched 2006
domain TV.com reg 29 mai 1996
by NBC
bought 2000 by Cnet
bought 2008 by CBS
 
 

 
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
23,198,677 domains registered
by dec 31 2001
 
 
 
ki.com aquired 2001*[n°71]
KI.com = KI.com
KI.com ex Krueger Int
Furniture
sales: $ 0,6 billion
2,800 people
from Green Bay / USA
company founded 1977
domain KI.com reg 1 feb 1991
by KI Networks
bought by KI.com
 
 
 
sk.com aquired 2001*[n°72]
SK.com = SK Group / Sunkyung
SK Group
(ex Sunkyung Group)
Energy Telecom
sales: $ 80,8 billion
30,000 people
from Seoul / South Korea
company founded 1953
domain SK.com reg 6 june 1994
by ??
bought 2001 by SK Group
 
 
 
wh.com aquired 2001*[n°73]
WH.com = W&H / Texas Instruments
W&H Dental
ex Weber und Hampel
Dental Equipment
sales: private
980 people
from Salzburg / Austria
company founded 1890
domain WH.com reg 6 sep 1995
by Web Homes
bought 2001 by W&H
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
21,991,795 domains registered
by dec 31 2002
 
 
 
BA.com = British Airways
British Airways
Airline
sales: $ 14,6 billion
42,000 people
from London / UK
company merger 1974
BA.com impossible to get for
Bank of America missed BA.com
 
bk.com aquired 2002*[n°75]
BK.com = Burger King
Burger King
Restaurants
sales: $ 2,2 billion
41,500 people
from Miami / USA
company founded 1954
domain BK.com reg ??
by Burger King who lost it ...
reg 10 july 1998 by Investor
bought back by Burger King
 
 
 
lq.com aquired 2002*[n°76]
LQ.com = La Quinta
La Quinta
Hotel
sales: not published
9,000 people
from Irvring / USA
company founded 1968
domain LQ.com reg 5 aug 1996
by Web Page Building
bought by La Quinta
 
 
 
ra.com aquired 2002*[n°77]
RA.com = RA.com Rheumatoid Arthritis by Abbott
RA.com by Abbott
Pharma
group sales: $ 29,5 billion
72,000 people
from Abbott Park / USA
company founded 1888
domain RA.com reg 16 june 1993
by Richard ??
bought 2002 by Abbott
 
 

 
2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
26,207,928 domains registered
by dec 31 2003
 
 
 
qq.com aquired 2003*[n°78]
QQ.com = QQ / Ten Cent
Tencent QQ
Messaging Technoloqy
sales: private
China´s website n°2
World´s website n°9
from Shenzen / China
company founded 1998
domain QQ.com reg 4 mai 1995
by ??
bought march 2003
by Tencent QQ
 
 
 
fp.com aquired 2003*[n°79]
FP.com = Friends Provident
Friends Provident
Insurance
sales: $ 1,5 billion
6,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1832
domain EY.com reg 21 feb 1994
by Warminster Engineering
bought by Friends Provident
 
 
 
ck.com aquired 2003*[n°80]
CK.com = CK / Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein
Fashion
sales: private
xxxx people
from New York / USA
company founded 1968
domain CK.com reg 14 dec 1994
by ??
bought 2003 by Van Heusen
 
 
 
cc.com aquired 2003*[n°81]
CC.com = CC / Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Entertainement
sales: private
xxxx people
from New York / USA
company founded 1991
domain CC.com reg 26 june 1997
by Tim Crawford
bought 2001 by Clear Chanel
bought 2003 by Comedy Central
CC.com very difficult to get for
Chanel missed CC.comCartier missed CC.com

 
2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
33,351,738 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2004
 
 
 
cp.com aquired 2004*[n°82]
CP.com = Chicago Pneumatic
Chicago Pneumatic
Industrial Tools
sales: private
xxxx people
from Franklin Lakes / USA
company founded 1930
domain CP.com reg 19 july 1994
by Unidial
bought 2004 by Chicago Pneu
CP.com very difficult to get for
Colgate Palmolive missed CP.comCanadian Pacific missed CP.com
 
pc.com aquired 2004*[n°83]
PC.com = Intel
PC.com by Intel
Technology
sales: $ 37,5 billion
83,500 people
from Santa Clara / USA
company founded 1968
domain PC.com reg 2 dec 1996
by ??
bought 07 2004 by Intel
 
 
 
xl.com aquired 2004*[n°84]
XL.com = XL Airways
XL Airways
Airline
sales: private
xxxx people
from Paris / France
company founded 2004
domain XL.com reg ??
lost and reg again 18 july 1994
by Lucent Technologies
bought by XL Airways
 
 
 
js.com aquired 2004*[n°85]
JS.com = JS Group
JS (Jahangir Siddiqui)
Conglomerate
sales: $ xx billion
18,000 people
from Karachi / Pakistan
company founded 1970
domain JS.com reg 16 april 1995
by Jordan Solutions
bought 2004 by JS
 
 

 
2005
 
 
 
 
 
 
46,233,988 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2005
 
 
 
ci.com aquired 2005*[n°86]
CI.com = CI Investments
CI Investments
Wealth Management
sales: private
12,000 people
from Toronto / Canada
company founded 1965
domain CI.com reg 1 dec 1986
by Cognition Corp
bought by CI Investments
 
 
 
kp.com aquired 2005*[n°87]
KT.com = Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente
Health Care
sales: $ 34,4 billion
181,900 people
from Oakland / USA
company founded 1945
domain KP.com reg 20 may 1997
by owner of ol.com
bought by Kaiser Permanente
 
 
 
rj.com aquired 2005*[n°88]
RJ.com = RJ / Royal Jordanian
Royal Jordanian
Airline
sales: private / state owned
xxxx people
from Amman / Jordan
company founded 1963
domain RJ.com reg 27 july 1995
by ??
bought by Royal Jordanian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
2006
 
 
nov 2006 Louis Vuitton / LVMH
looses Wipo suit on
LV.com
 
 
 
61,624,166 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2006
 
 
 
dq.com aquired 2006*[n°89]
DQ.com = DQ / Dairy Queen
DQ Dairy Queen
Fast Food
sales: $ 2,5 billion
2,362 people
from Edina / USA
company founded 1940
domain DQ.com reg 6 march 1995
by Dream Quest / Mrs Cynthia Williamson
bought 03 2006 by Dairy Queen /
Mr Warren Buffet
 
 
 
kt.com aquired 2006*[n°90]
KT.com = KT / Korea Telecom
KT exKorea Telecom
Telecom
sales: $ 16,7 billion
35,500 people
from Seongnam / South Korea
company founded 1981
domain KT.com reg 22 june 1995
by Kronos Technologies
bought 06 2006 by Korea Telecom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
2007
 
 
july 2007 Louis Vuitton / LVMH
misses sale of
LV.com
 
 
 
69,215,937 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2007
 
 
 
dl.com aquired 2007*[n°91]
DL.com = Dewey & Le Boeuf
DL Dewey & Le Boeuf
Law Firm
sales: private
1,400 lawyers
from NYC / USA
company founded 1929
domain DL.com reg 16 mar 1990
by Digital Link
later Quick Eagle Networks
bought 2007
by Dewey & Le Boeuf
 
 
 
vb.com aquired 2007*[n°92]
VB.com = Very Beautiful
VB = Very Beautiful
Brand Info Site
sales: private
xx people
from Mettlach / Germany
and Paris / France
site launched 2008
relanched 2012
domain VB.com reg 12 july 1991
lost and reg again 13 may 1997
by Veracity Capital Partners
bought 2006 by Trellian
bought again 2007
 
 
 
LV.com = Liverpool Victoria / not Louis Vuitton
Liverpool Victoria
Insurance
sales: $ 1,1 billion
1,922 people
from Bornemouth / UK
company founded 1843
LV.com impossible to get for
Gucci missed the sale of GG.com
 
wf.com aquired 2007*[n°94]
WF.com = Wells Fargo
WF Wells Fargo
sales: $ 52,4 billion
276,000 people
from San Francisco / USA
company founded 1852
domain WF.com reg 19 feb 1993
by Wonder Force / Mr Jim Brunner
bought 2007 by Wells Fargo
 
 

li.com aquired 2007*[n°95]
LI.com = Legatum Institute
Legatum Institute
Investment Fund
sales: not published
xx people
from Dubai / UAE
company founded 2007
domain LI.com reg 25 july 1995
by Lakeville Internet
bought by Level 9
bought for $ 500,000
by Legatum Institute
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
78,776,555 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2008
 
 
 
du.com aquired 2008*[n°96]
DU.com = DU / Emirates Telecom
DU - Emirates Telecom
Telecom
sales: $ 1,1 billion
2,000 people
from Dubai / UAE
company founded 2006
domain DU.com reg 30 aug 1994
by B&B
bought 2008 by Emirates Telecom
 
 
 
yb.com aquired 2008*[n°97]
YB.com = Your Book by Intelius
YB Your Book
by Intelius
Phonebook / Ads
sales: private
xxxx people
from Seattle / Washington
company founded 2003
domain YB.com reg 18 sep 1995
by Yosemite Bank
bought by Intelius
 
 
 
ko.com awaken 2008*[n°98]
KO.com = Coca Cola, corporate site
KO Coca Cola
Beverages
sales: $ 31,9 billion
92,400 people
from Atlanta / USA
company founded 1892
domain KO.com reg 21 may 1993
by ??
bought 2008
by Coca Cola
 
 
 
me.com aquired 2008*[99]
Me.com = Me from Apple
Product "Me" by Apple
Computer Service
groupe sales: $ 42,9 billion
35,000 people
from Cupertino / USA
site launched 2008
domain ME.com reg 23 aug 1994
by DNStinations
bought by Brainstorm Ventures
bought 2004 for $ 460,000 by VCT
bought 2008 by Apple
 
 

in.com aquired 2008*[n°100]
IN.com = IN.com by Network 18 India
Network 18
Media conglomerate
group sales: $ 3,1 billion
xxx people
from New Delhi / India
company founded 1886
domain IN.com reg 20 mai 1997
by
bough jan 2008
by Network 18 / Raghav Bahl
 
 
 
sc.com aquired 2008*[n°101]
SC.com - Standard Chartered
sales: $ 19,3 billion
11,000 people
from London / UK
company founded 1853
domain SC.com reg 15 sep 1998
by Shopper's Central
bought 2008 by SC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
2009
 
domain fight / transaction ??
LH.com goes to Lufthansa
 
 
 
 
84,000,293 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2009
 
 
 
yp.com aquired 2009*[n°102]
YP.com = YP / Yellow Pages by ATT

Yellow Pages by AT&T

Phonebook / Ads
group sales: $ 119,3 billion
50,000 people
from Dallas / USA
company founded 1996 / 2005
domain YP.com reg 6 dec 1994
by Onramp Access
bought by YP Corp / AT&T
jan 14 for 3,85 million $
YP.com impossible to get for
Yellowpages from differents countries missed YP.comYellowpages.ma missed YP.com
 
vk.com aquired 2009*[n°103]
VK.com = VK / VKontakte

VK VKontakte

largest Social Network Russia
group sales: $ 119,3 billion
50,000 people
from Moscow / Russia
company founded 1996 / 2005
domain VK.com reg 24 june 1997
by Anything.com
bought by VKontakte.ru
August 2009 for X million $
 
 
 
lh.com received 2009*[104]
LH.com = LH / Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Airline
sales: $ 34,5 billion
105,300 people
from Cologne / Germany
company founded 1926
domain LH.com reg 31 jan 1995
by LightHouse Communications,
bought 2004 by Future Media
and sued/bought ? by Lufthansa
 
 
 
jt.com awaken 2009*[n°105]
JT.com = JT / Japan Tobacco
Japan Tobacco
Tobacco
sales: $ 51,5 billion
31,500 people
from Tokyo / Japan
company founded 1985
domain JT.com reg 2 sep 1997
by Downtown.com
bought by Japan Tobacco
 
 

LG.com = LG Group / Life´s Good / Lucky Goldstar
LG exLucky Goldstar
Electronics Conglomerate
sales: $ 104,3 billion
177,000 people
from Busan / South Korea
company founded 19xx
 
 
 
wp.com aquired 2009*[n°107]
WP.com = Word Press
Word Press
by Automattic
software
sales: private
35 people
from San Francisco / USA
company founded 2005
domain WP.com reg 28 mar 1997
by Yahoo
bought 2009 by Automattic /
Mr Matt Mullenweg in April 2009
WP.com impossible to get for
Washington Post missed WP.comWhitepages missed WP.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
WP.com impossible to get for
Whitepages.com.au missed WP.comWhitepages.fr missed WP.com
Whitepages.ie missed WP.comWhitepages missed WP.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
est 92,000,293 .com domains
registered by dec 31 2010
 
 
 
sm.com aquired 2010*[n°108]
SM.com = SM Investment Corp
SM Investments Corp
Conglomerate
sales: $ xx billion
38,600 people
from Pasay / Philipines
company founded 1994
domain SM.com reg 31 dec 1994
by Systems Modeling
bought by High Impact Canada
bought 2010 by SM Corp
 
 
 
lc.com awake 2010*[n°109]
LC.com = Luxury Collection by Starwood
Luxury Collection
Hotel
sales: $ 5,2 billion
145,000 people
from White Plains / USA
company founded 1969
domain LC.com reg 20 mar 1994
by Heat Hill
bought by CSC Corp
for Starwood Hotels
 
 
 
rb.com aquired 2010*[n°110]
RB.com = RB / Reckitt Benckiser
RB Reckitt Benckiser
Consumer Goods
sales: $ 10,2 billion
23,400 people
from Slough / UK
company founded 1814
domain RB.com reg 11 jan 1995
by Robert Bentley
bought 2010
by Reckitt Benckiser
 
 
 
rt.com aquired 2010*[n°111]
RT.com = RT / Russia Times
RT Russia Times
Media
sales: $ ? billion
?? people
from Moscow / Russia
company founded 2005
domain RT.com reg 23 sep 1991
bought ?? by ??
bought 2010
by ANO TV / Russia Times
 
 

dg.com aquired 2010*[n°112]
DG.com = DG / Dollar General
DG Dollar General
Distribution
sales: $ 10.4 billion
79,800 people
from Tennessee / USA
company founded 1939
domain DG.com reg 11 dec 1986
by Data General
bought june 2010
fox x million $
by Dollar General
DG.com impossible to get for
Gucci missed the sale of GG.com
 
cd.com aquired 2010*[n°113]
CD.com = CD / Bank Rates
CD.com / Bankrates
Financial
sales: $ 0,8 billion
1,700 people
from Palm Beach / USA
company founded 2004
domain CD.com reg 20 feb 1992
by??
auct july11 2006 for 277,750 $
by investor Rick Latona
bought oct 15 2010 for 500,000 $
by Bankrates
CD.com difficult to get for
Christian Dior missed the domain CD.com
 
fb.com aquired 2010*[n°114]
FB.com = FB / Face Book
Facebook
Media
sales: $ 0,8 billion
1,700 people
from Palo Alto / USA
company founded 2004
domain FB.com reg 20 may 1990
by American Farm Bureau
bought nov 2010
for 8,5 million $
by Facebook
CD.com impossiblet to get for
Farrow & Ball missed the domain FB.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
est 100,045,666 .com domains
registered by oct 31 2011
 
 
 
ua.com aquired 2011*[n°115]
UA.com = UA / Under Armour
Under Armour
Sports Cothes
sales: $ 0,85 billion
2,200 people
from Baltimore / USA
company founded 1996
domain UA.com reg 04 oct 1994
by Univesral Access
bought april 2011 for ?? $
by Under Armour
UA.com impossible to get for
United Airlines missed UA.com
 
bg.com aquired 2011*[n°116)
BG.com = BG / Bergdorf & Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman
Luxury Fashion store
sales: $ x billion
xx people
from New York / USA
company founded 1899
domain BG.com reg 29 april 1992
by Bristol Group
bought ?? $ by Domain Bulgaria
bought 2011 by Neiman Marcus
BG.com very difficult to get for
BG Group missed BG.com
 
bh.com aquired 2011*[n°117)
BH.com = BH / Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter
Aerospace
sales: $ 11,27 billion
xx people
from Texas / USA
company founded 1935
domain BH.com reg 5 oct 1994
by Butterworth Heineman
company bought 2006 by Elsevir
domain bought sep 14 2011 for $ ?
by Bell Helicoter / Textron
 
 
 
vu.com aquired 2011*[n°118]
VU.com = VU / Veternas United
Veterans United
Financial
sales: $ x billion
xx people
from Columbia / USA
company founded 2002
domain VU.com reg 1 aug 1995
by
bought ?? $ by Virtual Universe
bought nov 14 2011 for $700.000
by Veterans United
 
 

 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
est 104,481,690 .com domains
registered by aug 15 2012
 
 
sq.com active 2012*[n°119]
SQ.com = SG / Airline code for Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Airline
sales: $ x billion
xx people
from Columbia / USA
company founded 2002
domain SQ.com reg 11 dec 1986
by ??
company bought by X Metal
domain bought aug 30 2005 for $ ?
by Singapore Airlines
but they forgot about the domain
and only acivated it in 2012
 
 
 
cl.com active 2012*[n°120]
CL.com = CL /Craigs List
Craig's List
Internet Company
sales: $ x billion
32 people
from San Francisco/ USA
company founded 1995
CL.com reg by Computer Labs...not renewed and lost
reg again 27 mai 1998
by Compter Literacy Faitbrain
company bought by B&N in 2003
domain bought dec 2008 for $ ?
by Craig's List
domain only acivated it in 2012
CL.com very difficult to get for
Credit Lyonnais missed CL.com
 
tu.com aquired 2012*[n°121]
TU.com = Telefonica
Telefonica
Telecom Service
sales: $ x billion
xx people
from Madrid / Spain
service created 2012
domain TU.com reg 08 sep 1992
by ??
domain bought mai 17 2012
for $ ?
by Telefonica
 
 
 
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Cremerie de Paris
The idea to create the VB.com Internet Hall of Fame
was born in the first Cybercafe that existed in Paris,
today the Expo Center Cremerie de Paris.com.
It is published as it might interests the one or the other
to find out more about
the World´s shortest and most prestigeous Internet Addresses.

Hewlett Packard / HP.com, Texas Instruments / TI.com and General Electric / GE.com
registered their respective Domain Names for a couple of Dollars,
understanding the Internet .... years ahead of time

David PackardAnna Boch
David Packard (founder of HP)
and the internet people of Texas Instruments or General Electric
were like Anna Boch,
they were years ahead of their time and they paid almost nothing
for something that nobody understood
and that would become extremely valuable.


- others like Deutsche Bank / DB.com, H&M / HM.com or Calvin Klein / CK.com paid "peanuts"
and bought the missed domains during the early years of the Internet,
still .... years ahead of their time.

- others like Liverpool Victoria / LV.com or LG Group / LG.com paid serious Money at a later time
still managing to make their Logos "Internet Age compatible"
                                          ... all these companies they are now in the Internet Hall of Fame.

- and others like Louis Vuitton / no LV.com or Deutsche Bahn / no DB.com
were very slow ... too slow and inefficient to understand the Coming of the Internet,
... they missed the initial Domain Registration .... at a time nobody knew
... they missed to once exisiting Opportunity to buy the Domain .... at a time Internet was in everybodies mind
... and they continue spending massive amounts of Money to advertise a Monogram, which they do not own .com
those are .... years behind of their time
                                          ... these companies are in the Internet Hall of Shame
VB.com Internet Hall of Shame
The super short .com Domains have enormous Prestige,
they have been registered one by one .... at a time almost nobody knew about the Internet.
In most cases they were very hard to get .... and the companies in the Hall of Fame deserve to be there.

In 2009 were added:  AT&T Yellowpages YP.com, LG Group LG.com, Lufthansa LH.com and Japan Tobacco / JT.com
In 2010 were added:  Reckitt Benckiser RB.com, Russia Times RT.com, Dollar General DG.com and Facebook FB.com

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If you have any additional info or know any secrets please come to our  blog.vb.com   or   send me an email ( b "@" vb.com)
Thank you ... Ben Solms, editor of the VB.com Internet Hall of Fame
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the oldest "Two Letter" domain are:
hp.com,
ti.com, ge.com and ci.com :

HP.com = HP / Hewlett Packard
TI.com = TI / Texas Instruments
GE.com = GE / General Electric

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